Fair Haven Ministries
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Fueling a Passion for God
who we are...
Middle School Ministry takes place in a variety of different places and ways here at Fair Haven. It could be during our big Sunday night program called Ignite, it could be during a moment of quiet during our Discipleship Groups, or it could be meeting Josh for ice cream. However it goes we are always looking to help kids Connect, Commit, and Change. We are dedicated to these goals....
what we do...
what we teach...
Regardless of the venue and focus all the teachings at Fair Haven are designed to be meaningful and impactful to students where they are. Whether that student is someone who doesn't know Jesus at all or has known him for their entire life, our teaching engages the student to figure out what it means to grow as a person, as part of a community, and in their spiritual lives.
Ignite: Ignite uses XP3, as the starting point for what we do. XP3 is a great topical methodology that put the reality of God into experiences and encounters that kids can relate to. It is fun and interactive, we play games, sing songs, learn, and RESPOND. Responding may be talking to some friends about what they heard, it may be writing, it may be praying, it may be sitting in silence, but we focusing on creating meaningful experiences that connect with students. You can see some examples from XP3 here and here.
Fuse: This year in Fuse we will be working with re:form, a video based teaching tool that trusts students to wrestle with the historic Christian faith and theology. re:form will be our entry into conversation, and help us break the ice of teaching. There will also be times of conversation, interactive games and models, and worship that fits with the topics we are discussing. We will do a variety of methods to help educate and equip students to know what it means to be a Christian and how that affects their lives. You can see some examples of re:form videos here.
Discipleship Groups: Will use a variety of different curriculum to help grow students as disciples. Discipleship groups are based on the idea that we grown by both learning and doing. So we will be both learning how read the bible, ask good questions, pray and then will spend time doing those things! It is a time of interactive learning, where we focus on developing students into the person God wants them to be.
other things we do...
Check the SM calendar for an updated view on what we are up to!